According to industry sources, AMD is currently working on three new Ryzen 3000 desktop CPUs as part of the new Matisse Refresh family. These new CPUs will use the “XT” moniker which typically appears in Radeon graphics rather than CPUs.
These new CPUs will use an optimized 7nm process node which we saw first on the Matisse CPUs back in 2019. This will allow AMD to bring more impressive clock speeds to their new SKUs.
What Do We Know About the New AMD CPUs?
According to the rumor, AMD is currently working on the following CPUs:
- AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT
- AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
- AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT
The AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT will reportedly feature 12 cores and 24 threads with a base clock of 4.1 GHz and a boost clock of 4.8 GHz. The Ryzen 7 3800XT will feature 8 cores and 16 threads with a base clock of 4.2 GHz and a boost of 4.7 GHz. The final CPU, the Ryzen 5 3600XT has 6 cores, 12 threads, a base clock of 4.0 GHz, and a boost of 4.7 GHz.
Overclock Support and Performance Boosts
The most notable part of this rumor is that all CPUs will feature higher clock speeds and enhanced overclock support.
There’s also a rumor that these CPUs will have a 5-10% performance boost over the CPUs they’re looking to replace - the Ryzen 9 3900X, Ryzen 7 3800X and the Ryzen 5 3600X.
When Will These Refresh CPUs Become Available?
The rumors seem to suggest that these new CPUs will become available for purchase by July 7th, with an official Ryzen 3000XT release planned for June 16th.
With an announcement for AMD’s Ryzen 4000 Renoir desktop APUs planned for June also, this could be an interesting upcoming month.
If these rumors are true, it looks like we’ll see all these Zen 2 processors announced at the same time. These will likely be the last processors to feature Zen 2 architecture before AMD goes full steam ahead with their next-gen Zen 3 Ryzen 4000 Vermeer desktop CPUs. Those are expected to launch later this year but not much is confirmed at the moment.
If we hear any more confirmation on AMD’s new Matisse Refresh CPUs, we will keep you updated. We will also be covering any AMD announcements that are rumored for June, so keep an eye out for the latest news.